Seminars

H&P co-organises seminars and publishes briefings on issues of concern to policy makers. This has included regular seminars in Whitehall on history relevant to the Coalition Government's 'Big Society' agenda and with the Department for Education on policy for children, families and young people.


HM Treasury series 5: Innovation and productivity performance, 2016

This series explored the history of scientific and technological innovation and research in Britain, and its impact on economic growth. Dr Duncan Needham, Director of the Centre for Financial History at the University of Cambridge, convened the series in collaboration with Rachel King, Head of Budget Project Management and Presentation at HMT. 

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Devolution and local government in the UK

Historians and policy makers met with former Head of the Home Civil Service Lord Kerslake to discuss the future of devolution, following the publication of the recently published Inquiry report Devolution and the Union: a higher ambition.

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Dulwich Picture Gallery “Taking Liberties” Series 2016

History & Policy historians Alastair Reid and Andrew Blick participated in Dulwich Gallery's 2016 Contextual Lecture Series: Taking Liberties series.

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DCLG: “How to make devolved government work? A narrative from modern British history”

History & Policy Co-Founder Simon Szreter delivered a seminar on the history of the political devolution within Britain's largest provincial cities (1860 - 1914) to representatives from Department for Communities and Local Government. 

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Home Office series: 2015

History & Policy continues its work with the Home Office to deliver policy-relevant seminars. H&P historians present their research to provide long-term perspectives on current policies and debates of interest to the Home Office.

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About Us


With long-established offices in King's College London and the University of Cambridge, H&P is an expanding Partnership currently supported by 6 Higher Education Institutes: King’s College London, University of Bristol, University of Cambridge, The University of Edinburgh, University of Leeds, and The University of Sheffield.

We are the only project in the UK providing access to an international network of more than 500 historians with a broad range of expertise. H&P offers a range of resources for historians, policy makers and journalists.

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